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Target Books' Doctor Who output in 1991 was the lowest in the range's history. With just the one new Seventh Doctor television novelisation, Battlefield, the series effectively ended, although in September they produced a new novelisation of a 1978 audio drama with the Fourth Doctor, The Pescatons. Though a few more novelisations would be forthcoming in the next couple of years, these novelisations did not follow the Target format in that they had a much higher word count and were intended for a higher reading level. Battlefield was also the last television novelisation to go out under the Target logo.

1991 was, however, a big year for reprints. Nineteen novelisations were reprinted, including some reprints of Fourth Doctor stories. The inclusion of the Fourth Doctor was significant, as he had been all but ignored by Target for a decade.

Novelisation covers[edit | edit source]

Reprints and other title covers[edit | edit source]

Publishing history[edit | edit source]

Month Title Writer Cover Artist
January Reissue: The Web Planet Bill Strutton New cover: Alister Pearson
January Reissue: Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius Terrance Dicks New cover: Alister Pearson
February Reissue: Doctor Who - The Five Doctors Terrance Dicks New cover: Alister Pearson
February Reissue: Doctor Who - The Dominators Ian Marter New cover: Alister Pearson
March Reissue: Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion Terrance Dicks New cover: Alister Pearson
March Reissue: Doctor Who - The Ambassadors of Death Terrance Dicks New cover: Alister Pearson
April Reissue: Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks Terrance Dicks New cover: Alister Pearson
April Reissue: Doctor Who Death to the Daleks Terrance Dicks New cover: Alister Pearson
May Reissue: Doctor Who and the Ark in Space Ian Marter New cover: Alister Pearson
May Reissue: Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen Terrance Dicks New cover: Alister Pearson
June Reissue: Doctor Who - Castrovalva Christopher H. Bidmead New cover: Alister Pearson
June Reissue: Doctor Who - Four to Doomsday Terrance Dicks New cover: Alister Pearson
July Reissue: Doctor Who - The Krotons Terrance Dicks New cover: Alister Pearson
July Battlefield Marc Platt Alister Pearson
July Reissue: Doctor Who - The Chase John Peel Original Cover Art
August Reissue: Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders Terrance Dicks New cover: Alister Pearson
August Reissue: Doctor Who and the Three Doctors Terrance Dicks New cover: Alister Pearson
September Reissue: Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks Terrance Dicks New cover: Alister Pearson
September Reissue: Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora Philip Hinchcliffe New cover: Alister Pearson
September The Pescatons Victor Pemberton Pete Wallbank
October Reissue: Doctor Who - Time and the Rani Pip and Jane Baker New cover: Alister Pearson
November Reissue: Doctor Who – Delta and the Bannermen Malcolm Kohll Original Cover Art
November Reissue: Doctor Who – Dragonfire Ian Briggs Original Cover Art
December Reissue: Doctor Who - Logopolis Christopher H. Bidmead New cover: Alister Pearson
December Reissue: Doctor Who – The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Stephen Wyatt Original Cover Art

Publishing notes[edit | edit source]

  • The publication of Battlefield marked the last release of a new television novelisation

Publishing notes[edit | edit source]

  • The publication of Battlefield marked the last release of a new television novelisation in the "standard" Target Books format. The remaining three books published in 1993 and 1994 would feature a much expanded word count and would not include the Target logo on their covers.
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